Robberies in Jefferson County more than doubled in 2010, an increase the Sheriff’s Office attributes in part to crime rampages led by small groups of bandits.
There were 29 robberies last year, including everything from purse snatching to holdups at gunpoint. Only 14 robberies were reported in 2009.
But overall, crime in Jeffco fell 4 percent last year, the Sheriff’s Office reported. There were 8,228 reported crimes in 2010, compared to 8,563 in 2009.